Saturday, January 26, 2013

In a World...(2013)

Director: Lake Bell

Starring: Lake Bell, Demetri Martin, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Ken Marino, Fred Melamed

More info: IMDb

Plot: Carol Solomon is a struggling vocal coach. Propelled by the hubris of her father, Sam Sotto, the reigning king of movie-trailer voice-over artists, Carol musters the courage to pursue her secret aspiration to be a voice-over star. Her fiery sister, Dani, becomes a trusted confidante, and Carol engages the skills of a charming sound techie named Louis. Armed with renewed confidence, Carol lands her first voice-over gig—a primo spot—nabbing the job from industry bad boy Gustav Warner. And then the real trouble begins. Carol becomes entangled in a web of dysfunction, sexism, unmitigated ego, and pride.

My rating: 8/10

Will I watch it again? You betcha!

This is it - the last movie I saw at the Sundance Film Festival.  I'm so pleased that it's very good, very funny and very smart.  IN A a charming comedy by writer/director/star Lake Bell.  I like this gal.  She's got moxy!  I don't know what moxy is but whatever it is, she's got it!  Hahahaha.  Rob Corddry sure has been a busy boy recently.  He was in at least 3 movies I saw at Sundance.  Funny guy.  Oh, and Nick Offerman's in it.  Classic. The real star of the show, although there's an awful lot to like in this picture, is Bell's script.  It's great.  It doesn't get sappy or cliche or preachy.  There's not a wasted frame.  I really enjoyed the ending.  Gena Davis let's Bell know the score in the final minutes of the picture that could really damage someone but it's what Bell does with it that makes all the difference in the world.  I loved it and I'm so glad I ended my movie watching part of Sundance on such a high note.  Thank you, Lake Bell.

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